Principal Investigators

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Name Research Area & Research interests Memberships
Marlene Bartos's picture Marlene Bartos
Institute of Physiology I

- Cellular basis of information processing in the brain. Our goal is to understand how information is encoded, stored and retrieved from neuronal networks.


Johann Bollmann's picture Johann Bollmann
Institute of Biology I

- Understanding neural circuits and underlying behavior in genetic model organisms, using genetics, functional imaging and electrophysiology / Visual information processing and motor control in the vertebrate central nervous system / Development of neural circuits in the zebrafish model system.

Máté Döbrössy's picture Máté Döbrössy
Dept. of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, University Medical Center

- The behavioral, physiological and biological consequences of neurostimulation (e.g. DBS, optogenetics, focused ultrasound) in experimental models of Depression; and the neurobiology and the neurocircuitry associated with Depression.

Ulrich Hofmann's picture Ulrich Hofmann
Section of Neuroelectronic Systems, Department of Neurosurgery

- Pre-clinical Bioelectronic Medicine, Neuro-Technology, longevity of Brain-Machine Interfaces, infrared, electrical and magnetic stimulation of the nervous system, nanoparticles for imaging and intervention, magnetic fluid hyperthermia in vivo and in vitro, Theranostics. Next-gen sequencing, fluorescence microscopy and signal processing, electric field sensors for environmental monitoring. Tool building.

Akos Kulik's picture Akos Kulik
Institute of Physiology II

- Subcellular organization and functional interaction of metabotropic receptors and their effector ion channels / Dynamics of the surface expression and subunit composition of synapse-related proteins / Activity-dependent structural and molecular alterations of central neurons / High-resolution quantitative immunoelectron microscopy / Electrophysiology / Pharmacology

Johannes Letzkus's picture Johannes Letzkus
Institute of Physiology I

- The overarching aim of my lab is to understand mechanistically how neocortex contributes to higher brain functions such as sensory perception, memory and attention. Specifically, we focus on: i) The organization and function of neocortical layer 1, a major site for processing of internally-generated top-down information; ii) The contributions of different types of inhibitory interneurons to higher brain functions; iii) The brain-wide afferent systems that send internally-generated top-down information into neocortex; iv) The brain areas and circuit mechanisms of learning and memory

Christian Schachtrup's picture Christian Schachtrup
Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology, Dept. Molecular Embryology

- Understanding blood-derived coagulation factors in orchestrating CNS scar formation and harnessing Neural Stem Cells (NSCs) for improving CNS repair. We are testing the effects of modified endogenous NSCs and modified transplanted iPSC-derived NSCs on immunmodulation, scar formation and functional regeneration.

Andreas Schulze-Bonhage's picture Andreas Schulze-Bonhage
Freiburg Epilepsy Center, Department of Neurosurgery

- Clinical neurophysiology, EEG-correlates of cognition and EEG-biomarkers of disease, as well as electrical interference with physiological brain processing and with pathological activity (epilepsy)

Andrew Straw's picture Andrew Straw
Institute of Biology I, Dept. of Neurobiology and Behavior

- Neural circuits of visual reflexes and visual navigation in Drosophila / Technology development for neurobiology and neuroethology / Neurogenetic, including optogenetic, approaches to neural circuit function

Julia Veit's picture Julia Veit
Institute of Physiology I

- Systems neuroscience / Cortical circuits / Visual cortex / Interareal interactions / Optogenetics / Neuropixels / Electrophysiology / Oscillations / Interneurons

Andreas Vlachos's picture Andreas Vlachos
Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology, Dept. of Neuroanatomy

- Structural and functional plasticity of neurons and their molecular regulation / Role of homeostatic plasticity at the interface between health and disease / Cellular and molecular mechanisms of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) / Impact of neuroinflammation and neurocoagulation on neuro-glial interactions and synaptic plasticity